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West Indies v England 4th Test



Andrew Strauss

Day five: England resume on 6-0, still 143 behind and the West Indies bowlers open aggressively despite talk of flat pitch

Alastair Cook has a swing at a high-pitched delivery but Brendan Nash fails to hang on to the skier in the outfield

Alastair Cook has a swing at a high-pitched delivery off Sulieman Benn...

Brendan Nash

...but West Indian fielder Brendan Nash is unable to hang on to the skier deep in the outfield

Captain Andrew Strauss and Cook make a solid start before the skipper is bowled by Chris Gayle for 38 to leave England 88-1

Captain Andrew Strauss and Cook make a solid start before the skipper is bowled by Chris Gayle for 38 to leave England 88-1

But Cook and new man Owais Shah guide England to 115-1 at lunch, still 34 runs adrift

But Cook reaches his 20th Test fifty and with Owais Shah guides England to 115-1 at lunch, still 34 runs adrift

Suliemann Benn and Chris Gayle celebrate Owais Shah's wicket

Shortly after the interval Sulieman Benn (left) traps Shah lbw for 21 and celebrates with captain Chris Gayle

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is the next man in and plays a cavalier supporting role as Cook edges towards his century

Alastair Cook

Cook teeters nervously in the 90s before reaching his eighth Test ton - he also becomes the youngest Englishman to 3,000 Test runs

Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen ends 72 not out with Cook 139 not out - his highest - as England call it off after tea on 279-2 dec, a lead of 130



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